[aur-general] ChangeLog vs .ChangeLog

Mateusz Loskot mateusz at loskot.net
Fri Jun 15 18:35:54 EDT 2012

On 15 June 2012 23:32, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> On 16/06/12 08:14, Mateusz Loskot wrote:
>> On 15 June 2012 21:17, Mateusz Loskot <mateusz at loskot.net> wrote:
>>> Apart from the mandatory .PKGINFO file
>> I've just realised, this file is named .PKGINFO whereas all packages
>> use PKGBUILD.
>> Hmm, what am I missing here?
> PKGBUILD is the file used by makepkg to build a package.  .PKGINFO is
> generated by makepkg and is used by pacman when installing the package.

Alan (and Dave too),

Thanks too, I finally realised I misinterpreted the wiki article. My bad indeed.

> If a file is specified in install= or changelog= they are copied into
> the package as .INTSALL and .CHANGELOG.   The source files for these can
> be named whatever the packager feels like.

It makes perfect sense to me now.

Best regards,
Mateusz Loskot, http://mateusz.loskot.net

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